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Joe Michael Ainsworth

Joe Ainsworth obit picJoe Michael Ainsworth, age 74, of Crockett passed away Sunday, January 24, 2021 in the UT Health Jacksonville Hospital. Joe was born June 15, 1946 in Crockett to parents, Herman Earl Ainsworth and Corrie Louise Merriwether Ainsworth. He was a graduate of Kennard High School then continued his education at Sam Houston State University.

Joe is survived by his wife of 54 years, Pamela June Rife Ainsworth of Crockett; daughter, Paige Ainsworth Rappe and husband, Peter of Dallas;          son, Jason Ainsworth and wife, Johanna of Dallas; grandchildren, Justin Magott and wife, Grace, Tyler Rappe, Caleb Ainsworth, Ryan Ainsworth, Nicholas Sloan, Parker Sloan; brother, Jim Tom Ainsworth and wife, Corrie Ainsworth of Crockett; cousin, Georganna Merriwether Bozeman and husband, Paul of Crockett and numerous nieces and nephews. Joe was retired from a career in banking. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Crockett.

He was preceded in death by father, Herman Earl Ainsworth; mother, Corrie Louise Merriwether Ainsworth; brother, Bill Ainsworth and wife, Judy.

A memorial service celebrating Joe Michael Ainsworth will be held at 11:00 a.m., March 6, 2021 at Cochino Creek Ranch,                                                      2115 FM 357, Kennard, TX 75847.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Crockett.

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  1. So saddened to learn Joe had passed due to this terrible pandemic. He had lived a full life, bringing happiness to everyone. Keeping family and friends in our prayers.
    Stay strong and remember how precious life is.

    Annese Conner Dyer

  2. My dear friend. My buddy. Thanks for mentoring me as an elder and session member for nearly 2 decades and teaching me about finance and quickbooks. Thanks for years of great fun at The Mercantile Antiques and laughing when I called you spoiled rotten, because you were the Ainsworth baby boy. Thanks for cutting up with me as my choirmate and being such a rascal. Thanks for always telling me “great job,” when I tried so hard, mainly to please you. Thanks for all the laughter. My buddy. My mentor. My friend. The loss is too great. You will be missed always.

    My prayers are for my friend Pam now, as she has lost the love of her life. May she find strength in the testimonials that others compose about our dear, sweet, funny friend.

  3. Pam and children, Jerry and I want to express our sympathy to you over the loss of a great husband and father. Jerry and I attended school with Joe and thought he was a great person. I really enjoyed working with Joe at Kennard School for five years. We had some good times. I will miss talking to him on the phone about what was going on at school. He loved his wife and family very much.
    I know he will be dearly missed.

    Jerry and Carolyn Harrison

  4. Mrs. Ainsworth my prayers are with you through this trying times
    God will not leave you and definitely wants you to lean on him

  5. Thanks to all of you! Joe had a very special relationship with each of you! He enjoyed the time he spent with all of you! He was a wonderful man!

  6. Joe was a great patient, who I shall never forget!

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